Skip to comments.Discord In Lindsey Graham Camp
Posted on 07/24/2014 5:15:41 AM PDT by cotton1706
Advisors to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) are fiercely divided over how to handle the entrance of Lowcountry businessman and reality television star Thomas Ravenel into the 2014 U.S. Senate race.
One faction led by Graham campaign manager Scott Farmer believes Ravenels candidacy is all about attracting viewers to his reality television show, Southern Charm .
Ignore him, Farmer reportedly counseled Graham during a recent strategy meeting.
According to Farmer, a ratings-driven candidacy from Ravenel is not a threat to the two-term incumbent, because it means the former State Treasurer is unlikely to pump significant amounts of his fortune into the race.
Two of Grahams other advisors veteran GOP political consultant Richard Quinn and social conservative advisor Bob McAlister argue that Ravenels bid spells real trouble for Graham, and are counseling aggressive response measures (independent of the exploits of various special interest groups supporting Grahams candidacy).
Exhibit A in their pitch to Graham? The candidacy of S.C. Sen. Brad Hutto, a credible Democrat who only jumped into the race when Ravenel started making noise about running. Hutto is expected to receive extensive national Democratic support and many Democratic donors have reportedly discussed forming a special interest group of their own to target Graham.
In fact according to our sources, theyve already got a poll-tested advertising message in the works.
More on that in a moment
So which advisors is Graham listening to? Well, earlier this week he made his first acknowledgment of Ravenels entry into the race, saying a campaign for U.S. Senate was no audition for a reality show.
Ravenel fired back immediately, saying the difference between my reality TV show and Lindsey Grahams reality TV show is simple: His is costing taxpayers trillions of dollars and thousands of American lives.
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So he has a “social conservative advisor” on his team? Did Heinrich Himmler have a Rabbi advising him?
Please SC, dump Linda.